Things to see & do

While you're at Allen Banks...

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What's on?

There's loads of '50 things to do before you're 11 ¾' tasks you can do here - all by yourself! To help make it a little easier why not use a '50 things' map to see the best places to do them.

Snow fun!

Christmas is all about happiness and joy with our loved ones. Well, we're in the business of helping to make special memories, so why not try snowshoeing at Hadrian's Wall - pretty iconic we'd say!

Don't miss...

  • Wrapping up and enjoying a walk in a winter wonderland
  • Admiring the night sky at a new Dark Sky Discovery Site
  • Learning all about fungi and its habitat
  • Taking your pooch for an adventure
  • Snacking on a picnic at the seating area
  • Having a well-deserved rest in the new and improved summerhouse
  • Discovering wildlife in their own habitat
Wrap up warm during a winter walk through the beauitful woods in Allen Bank © Roger Clegg

Wrap up warm during a winter walk through the beauitful woods in Allen Bank

Winter walks

It may be chilly and a little whiter than usual however it's still just as great for a walk as any other time of year.

Enjoy Allen Banks and explore this beautiful woodland, witness the frost on the trees, clear your head and basically, feel very, very happy! Snowball fight anyone?

Learn about nature

Here is the perfect habitat for an array of fungi, however, please do be careful as some species can be very dangerous. There are also courses available to learn about nature and ecology.

Try geocaching

Love your technology but want to do it outdoors? Now you can. Try geocaching here - it's perfect for a treasure hunt with its nooks and crannies and lots of hidden caches.

Cosy up for a picnic

Bring along your favourite snacks and drinks for a picnic at a secluded spot in the woodland. If you prefer hot drinks and snacks Housesteads Visitor Centre is just up the road.